Sen. Lee inclined not to support debt-limit deal Staff

8/1/2011 11:13:00 AM - Staff
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said he's unsure about voting for the newly agreed-upon $2.4 trillion debt-limit increase deal due to the amount of "permanent structural spending" reforms.

"You know, I haven't seen the legislation yet," Lee said Sunday on CNN. "I haven't had an opportunity to read it yet. Based on the summary that I've received so far I'm not inclined to support it. What I've said since before I was even sworn into office … is that I cannot support any effort to raise the debt ceiling that is not accompanied by immediate and permanent structural spending reform."